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FASD initiative

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FASD Community Partners Robyn Dennis (Community Living Fort Frances and District), front left, Miranda Sigurdson (NHWU), Lana Smith (Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services), Jenn Cawston (FIREFLY), Erin Lovelace (Kenora-Rainy River Children and Family Services), Ellie Tucker (OPSEU Local 718 correctional staff), back left, Copper River Inn general manager Leanne Danelisky, Copper River Inn marketing director Steven Day, Copper River Inn food and beverage manager Diane Gibson, Rikki Kellar (CMHA) and FASD Community Partners chair Tina Arnold yesterday posed together with the two pregnancy test dispensers that are going into two women's washrooms in the district. The dispensers will be installed at the Copper River Inn and the Back Alley Bar in Emo and will carry messaging warning about the dangers of drinking while pregnant. Each test in the machines will cost $2, with the money going back into supplying the dispensers. The community partners have also distributed coasters and table tent cards adorned with FASD awareness messages to several bars in the area.

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